documentary theatre

Die Ehen unserer Eltern

Open relationships, wild marriages, blameless divorces: the ’68 generation are bound by the time in which they met and learnt to love. For the first time in modern society, new models for relationships were tolerated. How did this affect their roles as parents? How freely did they live their relationships? What were their ideals? What roles did equality, sexual freedom, fidelity, division of work, wanting children, methods of upbringing and handling conflict play?

Through interviews we let couples and their children talk independently from each other about how they perceived this time. How much did the ‘spirit of 1968’ have an influence on their childhoods? What repercussions did the patterns of the parents’ relationships have? Did these become models to follow or reject? To what extent are types of relationship a product of their times and where do experiences of change and uprising take place today?

with: Ute Baggeröhr, Jonathan Bruckmeier, Jens Koch, Sithembile Menck, Antonia Mohr, Gunnar Schmidt

directing: Julia Roesler

research: Silke Merzhäuser, Julia Roesler

scenery and costumes: Charlotte Pistorius

music: Insa Rudolph

dramaturgy: Silke Merzhäuser, Judith Heese

Uraufführung: 11.03.2018, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

photos: Felix Grünschloss


Produced by Badischen Staatstheaters Karlsruhe

Funded by Europäischen Kulturtage Karlsruhe